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Hi.

I had a very interesting conversation with Tim from the above company at the NEC yesterday.

I am very keep to get my 159 sounding a bit fruitier but do not want a boomy car when cruising on the motorway and the system must look standard (no drainpipe exhausts please).

These guys offer 4 levels of sound based on your own requirements

They offer truly bespoke systems, custom made while you are there.

The product is guaranteed for life too!

The job takes circa 4 hours and the price for my Ti would be £399

Anyway, anyone used them?

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Re: Longlife Exhausts, Bristol

Used Longlife in Cardiff some years ago, wouldn't use them again. Exhaust had to be re-worked by another company.

In fairness to Longlife Bristol it is a different owner/franchise to the Cardiff/Swansea one. I used Custom Exhausts in Cardiff for my 166 @ £330.00
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Re: Longlife Exhausts, Bristol

Hey SR..

Havent used them but have contacted them about a custom exhaust on my 145. Im after similar results to you ie just to add a bit of fruityness to the note, im just concerned though as im pretty sure Alfa would have spent a lot of time ensuring the zorst is accoustically engineered to the car. Will I lose that rasp? Pretty sure my quote was for £199 for a cat back ss exhaust!
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Re: Longlife Exhausts, Bristol

Mine sounds throaty at low revs, at higher revs the engine takes over !
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Re: Longlife Exhausts, Bristol

Cheers guys

My old 2.0 JTS Veloce 156 had a lovely rasp when blipping the throttle

The 2.2 JTS Ti exhaust note is virtually silent hence my wish for a fruitier unit.

The engine sounds great and just like a "real" Alfa unit when pressing on

You would not know it's a heavily reworked GM unit under the bonnet
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Re: Longlife Exhausts, Bristol

Couple of friends have used them, very positive results too. Knowlegable guys who do a good job
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Couple of friends have used them, very positive results too. Knowledgeable guys who do a good job
Thanks Hammy. I got that impression from chatting to Tim

Question though What about insurance
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That sounds a good price for the 145 cat back! I don`t want to go to a mainstream exhaust centre when mine starts to go.
My last exhaust for my old 155 was £170 for the rear two boxes until I haggled them down to £140 and then it fell off 4 times!
What did they offer for the money Simon, was it from the cat back?
Did you check out the Matra stand at NEC? (If they were there this year of course). I still love the Murena styling.
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Re: Longlife Exhausts, Bristol

I used a Longlife branch near croydon for my V6 and was very pleased with their work. I specified that it not be at all boomy, but makes noise at high revs
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Re: Longlife Exhausts, Bristol

Yep, that's a cat back price for mine, dual branch, twin outlet (single pipe each side) and is fully custom made there & then (using stock silencers of your choice though).

Missed the Matra stand but the show was massive and really excellent VFM
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PS. I think mid sport would be good for me
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PS. I think mid sport would be good for me
Thats what I was going to get for my car..

If anyones interested I can forward the mail from Longlife with details on the different exhausts.. Pm me your email and ill fwd it..

Mods - let me know if im not allowed to do this ^^, dont want to annoy anyone
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Re: Longlife Exhausts, Bristol

just read the mail from Longlife.. cost was £299 not £199.. Good value me thinks
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my brother used them and he deals in cars and thinks theyre spot on















( he has a bmw 840 ssssshhhhhhh )
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Re: Longlife Exhausts, Bristol

I used the Bristol branch to do a cat back on my 145. I paid a bit extra (£330 in total IIRC) to get a tailpipe similar to the original. I asked for quiet, what I got was quite loud! A bit wearing on the motorway, it lost the mid-range rasp but gained a low speed burble which was quite nice. Although it's stainless, it's quite low grade stainless IMHO (probably 306 rather than 306L), after about 5 years the area where the hangers were welded to the back box rusted through and had to be re-welded.
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Re: Longlife Exhausts, Bristol

I have a longlife rear section on my Coupe. It looks and sounds good.

The only problem is the standard middle box is in place. So I don't think I have any performance gains because of it.
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Just had my Longlife fitted today check out my thread with sound clip https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...persprint.html
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I have a longlife rear section on my Coupe. It looks and sounds good.

The only problem is the standard middle box is in place. So I don't think I have any performance gains because of it.
I don't think you'll get much (if any) performace gain TBH. I felt that I lost some mid range, and only felt the gains above 5000rpm, so in normal driving it was a little slower
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I don't think you'll get much (if any) performace gain TBH. I felt that I lost some mid range, and only felt the gains above 5000rpm, so in normal driving it was a little slower
I blame the tight arse that had only half the job done.

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Re: Longlife Exhausts, Bristol

Thanks for the responses

I've added a slush fund for the system to my Xmas list so hope to get it done in the new year

I'm not after performance but would not want to lose any. A gain would be acceptable though

I want a bit more sound from the rear end.

It's sounds so muted now so a tuned burble at idle would be nice & a fruitier sound under accelleration and on the overrun would be cool.

I do not want a boy racer sound though
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Re: Longlife Exhausts, Bristol

I used them, well my mate did, but I was there very good imho
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Re: Longlife Exhausts, Bristol

alright it is a 2lTS16v with a de cat, but you'll find the sound is still at a good level PS this was the quietest setup hey do

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Re: Longlife Exhausts, Bristol

That's the standard one The one that's supposed to be the same as the factory fit??

Sounds nice but possibly a bit too overt for me
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Re: Longlife Exhausts, Bristol

remember its decatted aswell its much softer with the cat... unfortunatly I dont have a vid with the cat in place
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Re: Longlife Exhausts, Bristol

I was thinking of mild sport (step 2 out of 4 on their ladder) not mid that I typed earlier.

What do you reckon? There are two tailpipes (one each side) on the Ti
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